What is Office 365?

Universities that license Office for their staff are eligible to offer Office 365 to their students at no additional cost. Students can access a free copy of Office 365 through a self-signup process. 

After you sign up, you can install Office on up to five PCs or Macs, and five tablets. You can also access Office mobile applications on iPhone and Android phones.

What devices can I use Office 365 on?

Office supports:

  • PCs and Windows tablets running Windows 7 or higher 
  • Macs with Mac OSX 10.6 or higher
  • iPads running version 7.0 or higher.

For more information about mobile devices, visit the Office website.

What happens when I graduate?

Your Office 365 subscription through UQ will end when you graduate. You should transfer all your files from to personal drive before you graduate.

What does Office 365 include?

Office 365 comes with a full version of Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and more.

Note: OneNote requires a OneDrive account to save OneNote documents. If you would like to use OneNote, you will need to create a free personal Microsoft account so you get OneDrive, which is a cloud storage service, as OneDrive is not included in Office 365 for students. 

Can I install Office 365 on my iPad?

Yes, this would count towards the limit of installing it on five tablets. 

Is this the same as Office 365 University or Office Home and Student?

No, these are different. Office 365 University is for students at universities that do not qualify for a free copy of Office 365. Office 365 Home Premium is for personal or general use.

I recently purchased Office before I knew about this free copy. Can I receive any credit and/or compensation?

No. The version of Office you purchased is a consumer offering and you can continue to take advantage of the purchased offer.